This is one of my old inked projects, but look, flat feet! ;D
This is my first try putting a gray outline around the figure to keep him from blending into the black. If it needs to be thicker I can fix it. I tried a couple of other experiments including turning the outline gray. That did not looks so good.
When highlighting dark stuff I outline the inside color areas and not the outside of the black line. Although this does work around the face area.
I have tried colored outlines as well ,and they don't work well. Though, on some sets I do make outlines on flames and magic glows a complimentary color.
Yay! flat feet!
Have you tried printing it. I find it surprising that a lot of designers won't print or build their own figure designs, this should be a must. This is why I over brighten and contrast the designs, so they look good, even on the cheapest paper.
I would also suggest boosting the contrast on the fur. Subtle shading and texture looks blurry on finished printed figures.
Post by godofrandomness on May 20, 2009 8:21:30 GMT -9
Things are looking good so far. You have been making a bunch of great looking figs that fills holes left behind by Onemonk, and I hope you keep cranking these things out.
As for colored outlines, they only work well with figures that a glow or aura would be expected. For example, Onemonk's banshees and ghost (or maybe spirit, I can't remember at the moment) from an undead set have a blue or grey outline respectively. After I glued and cut out the figs, I outlined with a coreponding color marker, and they look nice.
The only figure he has done so far with a colored outline IMO is the radiation zombie. The yellow just contrasts a bit too much with the green of the figure (at least wehn printed on cheap cardstock). If the outline was done with more of a greenish yellow, it would blend a lot better and enhance the glowing feel of the figure.
"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." - Stephen King, The Dark Tower I - The Gunslinger
Post by onemonkeybeau on May 20, 2009 8:27:58 GMT -9
Nice flat feet! This will work perfectly for flat basing and will look more natural for those who standard base as well.
While I haven't tried printing it out yet, I'm not too crazy about the effect of the colored outline just looking at it.
I think if you took Jim's suggestion of a lighter color on the inside of the black outline it would look worlds better.
You are becoming quite the prolific miniature artist (and a GOOD one too!)... like I've said before, I look forward to ALL of your designs and to the many, many more you have in store for us in the future!
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